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Today's News

  • Restaurant gives back to community

    Owen County Lower and Upper Elementary Schools recently held a Crayons to College Family Night. Students in grades kindergarten through fourth, were given the task of writing and drawing what career they would like to pursue when they graduate from high school. Students also wrote what they are doing to become college and career ready.  During the March 10 event, McDonald’s donated and distributed over 60 gift cards to students for their hard work.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Sun and warmth brings some life back to Branch

    I must first begin with a clarification in last week’s column. I sent it in and then remembered I had skipped a paragraph of Wanda’s news. I sent Molly an email asking her to insert said paragraph, proceeded to type it as Wanda had sent it using “I” instead of Wanda’s name. I haven’t been in Georgetown in 10 years.

  • 4-H News: Time to apply for membership in the 4-H Performing Arts Troupe

    4-H’ers in grades 10 through 12 and have a fine-arts talent or appreciation may want to apply to be a performer or technical staff member of the 2014-2015 Kentucky 4-H Performing Arts Troupe. Applications are now available at county offices of the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service.
    The troupe began in 2012 as an offshoot of the popular talent show track at the Kentucky 4-H Teen Conference.

  • Winningest Senior Class

    Owen County High School Head Boys Basketball Coach Devin Duvall would like to congratulate this year’s senior players as the winningest senior class in OCHS boys basketball history. Duvall said over the course of the past four seasons, from left to right, players Jarrod Ball, Bradley Duvall, Trevor Lykins, Hunter Trenary and Tucker Trenary have been part of three consecutive 31st district championships, two Eighth Region All ‘A’ championships and two NCKC championships. The senior class combined for a record of 76 wins and 40 losses, Duvall said.

  • Lady Rebels step up to the plate

    The Owen County High School softball team showed a great deal of promise in 2013. They are hoping to turn that promise into results in 2014.
    The Lady Rebels finished 11-17 last season. That can be somewhat deceiving when you dig a little deeper.
    Owen County scored 10 or more runs in five games last year and played competitively against one of the best teams in the Eighth Region.
    Owen County won its opening round game of the 31st District tournament over Eminence High School before falling 8-7 to Gallatin County High School in the semifinals.

  • Rebels ready to repeat

    With the baseball season scheduled to get underway this week, the Owen County High School Rebels are looking for many of the same results they found last season.
    The team’s overall record may have been what they had hoped but don’t think the team did not have some success on the diamond.
    While the Rebels finished 17-18 overall they won the Eighth Region All ‘A’ Classic and captured the 31st District title.

  • Boys hit the ground running

    The 2014 Owen County High School track season is off and running.
    On March 11, the boys’ team took part in the GOPW Gold Medal Meet at Walton-Verona. The Rebels had several outstanding performances including Michael Wash, who won the discus. Seth Shafer placed second; Andrew Banks, third; and Willie Johnson; sixth; in the same event.
    Shafer would finish first in the shot put while David Lewis was second; Sammy Chapman.  fourth; and Jesse McCracken, sixth.

  • Season begins for Lady Rebel track team

    The Owen County High School girls track team started their season last week. The team took part in the GOPW Gold Medal Meet at Walton-Verona March 11.
    The team had a solid meet with some top performers in several events.
    Autumn Hunter won the 3200-meter run while Samantha Tamplin finished second. Nicole Jacobs won the 300-meter hurdles and finished second in the 100-meter hurdles.
    Danielle Roetker placed second in 100-meter hurdles.

  • Clerk’s Corner: Primary day on horizon

    It’s of no surprise to anyone who has spent time in and around the county clerk’s office that the clerk and staff have been busy. We are preparing for both the primary election May 20 and for the delinquent real estate tax bills to be turned over to the clerk from the sheriff on April 15.
    On May 20, voters will go to the polls to vote on candidates for United States senator fourth congressional district, circuit clerk judge 15th judicial circuit, county judge-executive, county clerk, sheriff and magistrates for Owen County.

  • In his footsteps: Owen family helps mark 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s March on Frankfort

    Although it was a re-enactment of a moment in history, as he walked in the gathered crowd, Owen County’s Kalem Juett said he felt like he and his family might be making their own piece of personal history.
    On March 5, Juett and his family, along with thousands of others, took part in a retracing of steps civic rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. took around the streets of Frankfort.
    “It was good to participate in an event that represented history,” Juett said.